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YLD golf outing raises money for Children’s Assistance Fund By Justin Heather and Michael D. Wong Young Lawyers Division, October 2009 As with past years, and despite the down economy, the event was a huge success—raising approximately $10,000. In its first five years, the YLD’s annual Golf Classic has raised over $65,000 for the Children’s Assistance Fund.
ABA YLD Annual Meeting offers ISBA members opportunities for professional education, networking and socializing By Justin Heather Young Lawyers Division, August 2009 A mix of business and pleasure, the ABA YLD Annual Meeting provides ISBA YLDers, as well as other ISBA members, with an opportunity to conduct the business of the division, attend excellent CLE programming, and network with fellow lawyers.
Improving job satisfaction in the legal profession By Justin Heather Young Lawyers Division, June 2006 Understanding the root cause of job-related dissatisfaction is the key to discovering the cure. 
Professionalism and the need for civility By Justin Heather Young Lawyers Division, April 2006 Have you heard the one about the priest, the rabbi, and the lawyer stranded in a raft in shark-infested waters?
Pro bono publico, for the public good By Justin Heather Young Lawyers Division, December 2005 Recently, there has been much debate in the legal community regarding the Illinois Supreme Court’s proposed rules regarding the reporting of pro bono hours.
Writing as a lawyer By Justin Heather Young Lawyers Division, October 2005 Law school is often touted as “teaching you to think like a lawyer.” But it does not necessarily teach you to write like a lawyer.
The importance of mentoring By Justin Heather Young Lawyers Division, August 2005 Mentoring is essential to both the good practice of law and the future of the legal profession.
Seven tips to help your legal practice run more smoothly By Justin Heather Young Lawyers Division, February 2005 Whether you are a new member of the bar or a seasoned associate, there are several items to keep in mind to make your practice, and life, run more smoothly.
Pleading and responding to affirmative defenses in Illinois state court By Justin Heather Civil Practice and Procedure, May 2004 This article offers a primer on drafting and responding to affirmative defenses in Illinois state court.

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